Parowan Gap & Petroglyphs


Formed over millions of years ago, this natural pass through the mountain range served as an early major transportation route as evidenced by the thousands of petroglyphs etched along its walls, with some dating back 5,000 years. Scientists have researched a number of the glyphs which revealed a series of solar and lunar calendars, observation cairns (rock monuments) and rock outcroppings that cast shadows at specific times of the year thus making the Parowan Gap one of handful of sites around the world where its natural outcroppings serve as a year-round calendar system. Interpretive brochure can be found online, and a series of interpretive events are held at the Gap.


West Parowan Gap Road
Go west on Parowan's 400 North for twelve miles
Parowan, UT 84761


37.90925800, -112.98497600
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